Daily Archives: July 20, 2015

UN SC passes resolution approving Vienna agreement on Iran

The United Nations Security Council (UN SC) on July 20 voted unanimously for a resolution supporting a nuclear agreement between Iran and the six international mediators.
Under the document, in the event of successful implementation by the parties of their obligations under the agreement over the Iranian nuclear program, the UN SC will remove Iran from its current agenda within a ten years’ time after the effective date of the agreement, which should happen no later than 90 days after approval of a UN SC resolution.
The document also stipulates that all UN SC sanctions resolutions against Iran will be cancelled once the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirms that Tehran has fulfilled its obligations under the Vienna agreement.
At the same time, under the new resolution, if one of the parties to the agreement is found to be in violation of its obligations, the UN SC shall, within 30 days, hold a vote to confirm the validity of the resolution. Failure to do so within this period will entail re-introduction of all UN SC sanctions resolutions.

Turkey | At least 30 dead in suspected ISIL suicide bombing in Turkey’s border with Syria

An explosion has killed at least 30 in a municipal culture center in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Suruç district, as scores of people have been hospitalized.

“We are concerned that the number of death will increase. The perpetrators will soon be found and put on trial,” Turkey’s interior minister said in a statement on July 20.

Ukraine | Total Control of the Internet: the Deputies of the Parliamentary Majority Made a New Bill

The deputies of the Verkhovna Rada introduced a bill, which assumes control of the likes and reposts on social networks. The draft law prepared by the deputies Andrey Kozhemyakin, Vladislav Bukhara (“Fatherland”), Nikolai Palamarchuk Victor King (Block of Petro Poroshenko) and Ruslan Lukyanchuk (“Popular Front” of Yatsenyuk). Deputies motivate their project by the need to fight against separatism, cybercrime and “terrorist manifestations”. Security service of Ukraine would has access to information from any state informational resorce (registries, databases and data banks), and would be able to dispose of private information “from operators and providers of telecommunications”, that is, in fact, any type of data.
In comments to the newspaper “Vesti” one lawyer said, “It’s not just the sites that the user visited, but his/her posts (records in social networks), likes, downloaded files – any activity of a person who gets into the field of view of the security services may be under full control”.
“This law makes a clear imbalance between the necessary level of security and depth of data that law enforcement agencies want to access. In fact, it means trying to control citizens’ stay on the Internet”, – says the lawyer Rostislav Kravets.
“… The ability to block resources by decision of National committee of communication has a totalitarian spirit. It can block anyone and without a court order”, – said the president of the “Internet Invest” Alexander Olshansky.
The bill requires Internet service providers for their own money to install equipment to spy on customers. “It is expensive, one set, depending on the number of subscribers and traffic will cost from $ 10 thousand up to hundreds thousand. This will lead to the ruin of small companies”, – said the Internet provider Vladimir Shichkin.